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Tim Conway is an actor, comedian and writer. His career spans over five decades and includes memorable roles in movies like The Apple Dumpling Gang to the classic TV show McHale’s Navy. Starting with his time at USC, Conway has always been a hard worker; he was also a member of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity. He recently published his autoquotes compilation titled What’s So Funny About Making People Laugh? which takes readers through his life story from childhood to adulthood. It also contains advice for those who want to pursue comedy as their profession or hobby.

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About Tim Conway

birth of the author

December 15, 1933

death of the author

May 14, 2019

college of the author

Alma Mater:
Bowling Green State University

occupation of the author

Actor, Comedian, Writer, Director

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United States

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Inspiring Phrases From Tim Conway

I avoid all the language and nudity and violence and everything. I have enough of that at home. — Tim Conway

Nowadays they have 12 directors and 15 producers and 30 writers. And all the writers want their lines said a certain way–which isn’t necessarily funny. I mean the lines aren’t necessarily so funny to begin with. — Tim Conway

My career is pretty much over. I’m out in the Valley eating soft–boiled eggs. — Tim Conway

You can’t TV surf without coming across an Andy of Mayberry episode where you’ve just got to watch Don as Barney. And that’s why I put Don in several of my movies. — Tim Conway

my career is pretty much over i m out in the valley eating soft boiled eggs Tim Conway quote

My parents were very funny–they didn’t know it. But they were. They were actually sharing an IQ. — Tim Conway

At first I wanted to be a jockey. I rode horses in Cleveland but I kept falling off and I was afraid of horses. So there wasn’t much of a future in it. — Tim Conway

People enjoy sitting back knowing they won’t hear a lot of four–letter words. — Tim Conway

Various Statements From Tim Conway

I don’t watch a lot of TV anymore. A lot of it isn’t the kind of thing you can feel comfortable with watching with your kids. And I still feel that way even though, now, my kids are in their 30s. — Tim Conway

Harvey never had an original idea or thought in his life. I was out wandering around the country doing charity benefits, mainly, when I asked him to come along. — Tim Conway

i have a lot of awards in my house that i have absolutely no idea what they are for Tim Conway quote

Don Knotts was a really big influence, especially on the Steve Allen show. I mean, look at the guy, his entire life is in his face. — Tim Conway

I’ve never really taken anything very seriously. I enjoy life because I enjoy making other people enjoy it. — Tim Conway

I have a lot of awards in my house that I have absolutely no idea what they are for. — Tim Conway

A lot of people like to live on laurels that happened 20 or 30 years ago, but it’s nice to get awards. It’s nice to be labeled and things like that, but I’m not sure everybody qualifies. — Tim Conway

The carol burnett show. — Tim Conway

More Phrases From Tim Conway

When you’re small, you either are funny, or you get beat up a lot. — Tim Conway

It’s hard to be sad when you’re laughing, so I enjoy making people happy. — Tim Conway

The reason ‘The Carol Burnett Show’ did so well in the ratings is because people were looking for that comfort zone when the whole family sat around and watched television and enjoyed it. — Tim Conway

I resent my barber when he charges the full cost after he cuts my hair, but he says he’s charging me for finding it. — Tim Conway

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I spend a lot of time thinking of the Hereafter–each time I enter a room I wonder what I’m here after. — Tim Conway

when you re small you either are funny or you get beat up a lot Tim Conway quote

Phyllis Diller came through a mine field of male comedians when she arrived on the comedy scene and she defused them all. She won her place in the Hall of Comedy as the First Lady. I will miss her. — Tim Conway

I figure you’re only here for a matter of moments. Ever since I was a kid watching movies I’ve always wanted to make people laugh or have some sort of emotional reaction. — Tim Conway

Deeper Quotes From Tim Conway

We kept a broad audience, and we didn’t make fun of people who had necessarily made mistakes in their life and burned them to the ground. We made fun of a commercial or a movie or ourselves. — Tim Conway

I like to work a lot with wood. I make furniture that falls apart. I also sew. — Tim Conway

If I wouldn’t offend my religion or God, why would I want to offend an audience because in effect those people are being watched over by the same person. — Tim Conway

i like to work a lot with wood i make furniture that falls apart i also sew Tim Conway quote

When I watch TV, I’m embarrassed by some of what’s on. — Tim Conway

Actually, we’ve done 75 of these shows and every one of them has sold out. But then we buy all the tickets. — Tim Conway

If only my folks had beaten me, I could have gotten some material about my miserable childhood. But as it is, I’ve had a great life. — Tim Conway

I’ve known Harvey for over 40 years and I worked with him on the Burnett show for 11 years. I guess you could say we’re about as close as you can get to being a comedy team. — Tim Conway

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